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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by LoudMusic, Aug 3, 2006.
Alco RS-3 from the 1952 order
Baldwin, and it's a DS44-1000.
Awe snap! I got the first one, though.
My spelling is about the worst there is. Just, that's the way I am
I'm voting for Strasburg
Altoona, PA. Horshoe Curve. This was interesting for me because in my neck of the woods I see mostly Union Pacific hauling coal. At Horshoe Curve it's Norfork and Southern with Conrail pulling (and pushing) containers, piggybacks, and general freight.
Heading uphill pulling grain (?)
Same lashup. Having rather little knowledge of loco models, are these Dash-8/9, SD-40, Dash-8/9, and a highnose SD-40? Or at least something in the neighborhood ...
The helpers, SD-40 units again?
The little abandoned station, hiding a shy BNSF loco
Don't remember if these were coming or going, but I would guess helpers tagging along downhill
Probably one of the most beautiful days on our two week trip. If you ask my wife she would say it was a wasted beautiful day. Women ...
Five big locos shining the rail
And the last one of daylight, with a good view of the begining and end of the curve, high side on your right
So glad you enjoyed your visit to Pittsburgh and surrounding area. Very rich railroad history here . It's funny how I haved lived here all my life and tend to take all that for granted. Never thought of the incline in rail terms before either. Just down the tracks below the incline there used to be and old engine house with a really big old steam engine in it. Gone now though. Buy the way , up the river is another incline .... The Monogahela incline. The inclines were origanally built to transport the mill workers to and from work. Johnstown has one two. Takes cars up the hill on that one. That big Lionel display at the science center has been around for years . We used to go see it when I was a kid. It used to be at the Buehl science center. You missed the best trains though! Hershey Park is very nice but right in Pittsburgh is Kennywood and they have some great coasters. Oddly enough Kennywood opened over 100 years ago as a stop on a rail and trolley line. Built on a hillside you can see the trains along the river below.
Could go on forever but agian very glad you enjoyed your visit and come up agian sometime.
LoudMusic, WOW! thats a TON of AWESOME pics you have posted here!:thumb: i REALLY enjoyed them ALL!!(though the Big Boy pics were MY favs:thumb. THANKS for sharing!! -Deano
Indeed amazing!!! That mystery lashup in the first photo are: (left to right) NS Dash9 C-44W; NS SD60; CEFX Dash9 C-44W; and yes, a high nosed (ex-southern, probably) SD-40 lookin out for the fellow railfans! Great pics, I love the beautiful(!) one on the hillside (The 6th pic down) WOW!!
Geez, you were in the neighborhood..
Geez, you were in the neighborhood, you could have at least got a pic of me!!sign1
Seriously, I'm glad you got to showcase my hometown with those great pics. As for the steamer you mentioned, if it is the old 2-10-0? of the B&LE, I think she is still there in McKees Rocks covered by a blue tarp in an old private shop. Been there about a decade now, because CSX doesn't want her on their rails. The trolley town is Arden, by Washington, Pa. I haven't been there yet (to do list #143). Great shots.
C40-9W -- SD60 -- C40-8W -- SD40-2
SD40-2 -- SD40-2
Oh! you're right brian, I remember NS taking special orders for the C40's because they didn't think the extra maintenence cost of having the extra cyliners vs. 400 added HP was worth it! D'oh!
Is there a site / page that has a How-To for spotting loco models? I mean, I was close but you guys got into the details
hi loudmusic---i think you already found the site for train information---it's called the gauge ---just ask and i'll bet you get your answer :thumb:
hi loudmusic---do you remember seeing this locomotive at steamtown---it was right behind reading 2124
I'm not possitive but I think I took at least one picture of everything there
Unfortunately some of them are just not good pictures. And Grand Trunk 6039 was not photogenic that day. But here you go!
Loud - I'd like to thank you for taking me down memory lane of Steamtown etc.. Has anyone ever gone to Dubuque Iowa and seen the , i beleive its the finelin trolly? It is a tram that traverses up the side of a bluff and also utilizes the second tram as a counterweight? Pretty fun ride at 50 cents wen i was there last. If your ever in the Dubuque area, check it out as well the Dubuque Rail yard and the Diamond Joe Casino. Say hello to my wife while your in Dubuque - im in Woodbridge - Very weird marriage - indeed !!!
Thats the one ! Used to be able to see it off the McKees Rocks bridge.
Should have mentioned the Conway railyard down the river a little . You would have loved that ! I've been told it's the second largest in the country behind Chicogo
thanks for the great pictures i knew there was a reason i signed onto this site.